Personal Info:
Real Name: Anatoli Knyazev
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Russia
First Appearance: Batman Vol.1 #417 (1988) Modern Age Villain
Died: Detective Comics #817
Resurrected: Blackest Night: Batman #1
Known Associates: The Penguin, Nekron, Black Hand
Group Affiliation: Formerly KGB, Black Lantern Corps
Base Of Operations: Worldwide
Grudges: Batman, Robin and Green Lantern's
Creators: Jim Starlin and Jim Aparo
KGBeast is a trained assassin. He is trained in unarmed combat and an expert in the use of hand-to-hand weapons; he is an expert in the use of firearms and is a trained sniper. KGBeast is also an expert in the use of explosives.
Enhanced Abilities: KGBeast has been cybernetically enhanced to give him enhanced strength, agility, durability and endurance.
Cybernetic Eyepiece: To compensate for the eye removed by Batman, he implemented a cybernetic eye, feeding visual information directly to his brain, the eye is waterproof, shockproof and impact resistant. The eye also has Night Vision, Infrared Vision and Tactical Analysis.
Cybernetic Weapon System: KGBeast has a military prosthesis consisting of a titanium alloy, with various types of weapons including a Retractable Sword, Machine Gun and Micro-Rockets. If the Left Hand Weapon System is unavailable (for example, when he was unarmed during No Man's Land), KGBeast will attach a blade to his stump.
Weapons: KGBeast utilises: Steel Nunchaku, Sniper rifles, Blades, Rocket launchers and Brass knuckle Spikes.
Black Power Ring: The Black Lantern Rings are capable of wielding the black energy outside of the Emotional Electromagnetic Spectrum. When Black power rings choose wearers, they present themselves to the deceased without a charge. The rings (which constantly ask for "flesh") are recharged by killing living beings and removing their hearts; each heart restores .01 percent power to every ring in the Corps. Black Lanterns are also able to read the emotions of the living as a coloured aura that correlates to the emotional spectrum (red for rage, violet for love, etc.). Black Lantern Rings will regenerate a corpse each time it is damaged, they can create constructs, but this ability is rarely used and they allow flight.
The origins of the Black Lantern known as KGBeast were traced to the events highlighted in the Blackest Night Prophecy which stated that a great calamity would befall the cosmos that would bring about the end of the Guardians of the Universe as well as their great work. Over the years, this time slowly came to pass as Nekron, Lord of the Unliving set about his plans to bring about The Black onto the universe in order to purge it of all life in order to return it to its original state before The White Light emerged. Following the War of Light as the various aspects of the Emotional Spectrum were harnessed, The Blackest Night came to pass with Black Lantern Power Ring's being let loose onto the known worlds. These Power Ring's sought out the dead and reanimating them in order to turn them into undead members of the Black Lantern Corps who served only Nekron. Those that were resurrected included both heroes and villains who swelled the ranks of the Black Lanterns with KGBeast being one of the many recipients of the Black Power Ring.
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